Foster care problems left kids vulnerable to sex traffickers
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen children who ran away from troubled Kansas welfare system and juvenile corrections placements have wound up incarcerated for crimes related to human...
Judge opposed by abortion foes finalist for top Kansas court
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A trial-court judge opposed by Kansas' most influential anti-abortion group is among three finalists to fill a state Supreme Court vacancy with conservatives pushing measures...
Kansas says backlog of untested rape kits nearly eliminated
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas law enforcement agencies have nearly eliminated a backlog of 2,200 sexual assault kits that had gone untested, including some that dated back decades, authorities...
Kobach fires Kansas Senate campaign aide over hateful posts
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Kris Kobach's campaign for the Senate in Kansas says it has fired an aide after learning he regularly posted hateful comments about Jews and racial minorities on a...
Former prosecutor drops out of US Senate race in Kansas
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor from Kansas abandoned his Senate run on Thursday and endorsed a fellow Democrat who just entered the race.
Kansas lawmaker who left GOP running for Senate as Democrat
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — One of four Kansas legislators who made headlines last year by defecting from the Republican Party is running for the U.S. Senate as a "pragmatic" Democrat, entering a race in...
The Latest: Marshall top fundraiser in Senate race in Kansas
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Senate race in Kansas (all times local):
Campaign finance reports show that western Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall is well ahead of...
Anti-abortion group opposes Kansas Supreme Court candidates
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' most influential anti-abortion group launched an effort Tuesday to block two candidates for a state Supreme Court vacancy even before a state commission selects...
Only Democrat running for Kansas 2nd seat drops out of race
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The only Democratic candidate running for an eastern Kansas congressional seat has dropped out of the race.
Abbie Hodgson announced Tuesday that she was ending her...
8 Kansas counties urged to upgrade their voting equipment
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A handful of Kansas counties are being urged to upgrade their voting machines to a voting system that creates a paper record of each vote.
Suspect in shooting of Washburn players gets new attorney
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a former Washburn University football player and the wounding of current New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine has a new...
Boyda drops out of 2020 Senate race
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas Democratic congresswoman has dropped out of the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Pat Roberts.
Kansas sees rise in syphilis cases, newborns with disease
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has seen a big jump in syphilis cases over the past five years and a spike in the number of infants born with the sexually transmitted disease.
Kansas businessman Orman: No plans to run for office again
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Greg Orman says he has no plans to run for political office "anytime soon" after unsuccessful campaigns as an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate and governor in...
Kansas to give corporations more time to file income taxes
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is giving about 300 corporations an extra 30 days to file their state income tax returns because of the complexity of federal income tax changes enacted at the end of...
Governor launches design of economic development strategy
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says she's launching the state's first formal strategy in 30 years to strengthen economic development.
US Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider how far states can go toward eliminating the insanity defense in criminal trials as it reviews the case of a Kansas man...
Kansas man pleads guilty in killing of his wife, her cousin
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in the July 2018 beating and stabbing deaths of his estranged wife and her cousin.
Police ID man shot to death overnight in Topeka
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Topeka have identified a man killed in an overnight shooting.
Topeka police say in a news release that officers were called to a northeast Topeka neighborhood...
Pressure builds in Kansas for new vaping and tobacco laws
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A national outbreak of a vaping-related lung illness is increasing pressure in Kansas to consider new regulations for vaping and tobacco products.
Autopsy: Apparent burglar died from meth intoxication
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An autopsy reports says a 50-year-old Topeka woman suffered methamphetamine intoxication when she collapsed and died while fleeing a home she apparently was...
Kansas governor at odds with AG in joining bid to save DACA
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has joined a legal battle to save a federal program that shields young immigrants from deportation.
Kansas Rep. Davids sees Trump comments as ‘abuse of power’
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids says President Donald Trump’s call for China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden is “a clear abuse of power and far beneath of...
Audit: Economic Development funds used for other purposes
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Only 18% of Kansas economic development funds were spent as intended in the last fiscal year, in part because there is little oversight of how money for a state economic...
Kelly brushes off Schmidt’s opinion on online tax collection
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly is discounting Republican calls to rescind a policy requiring out-of-state online businesses to collect sales taxes on sales in Kansas and remit the tax to the...
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Kansas conservatives push to undo abortion rights ruling
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas conservatives are trying to overturn a state Supreme Court decision that protects abortion rights and threatens years' worth of Republican-enacted restrictions,...
Kansas tax collections $43M more than expected in September
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that it collected $43 million more in taxes than anticipated in September.
The Department of Revenue said Tuesday that the state collected $744...
Man who attacked WIBW employees charged in jail assault
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man who attacked staff members at a Topeka television station in 2012 is now charged with assaulting a county corrections officer.
Federal judge in Kansas reprimanded over harassment, affair
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge in Kansas was publicly reprimanded Monday after acknowledging that he sexually harassed female employees and had an extramarital affair with an...
Kansas AG: New policy for taxing online sales is invalid
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican attorney general declared Monday that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's administration lacked the legal authority to impose what some experts see as the nation's...
Kansas governor’s warnings open Medicaid expansion review
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has opened a review of options for expanding Medicaid in Kansas with warnings against work requirements and a limited expansion.
Kansas officials concerned about drop in young hunters
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas wildlife officials are working on plans to stop a continuing drop in the number of young people who are interested in hunting, in part because the decline could lead to...
New Kansas council on expanding Medicaid to have 1st meeting
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's new council on expanding Medicaid is scheduled to have its first meeting Monday at the Statehouse.
Kansas court: Stalking order violated woman’s speech rights
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Court of Appeals has ruled that a Lawrence-area woman's free speech rights were violated by an anti-stalking order that barred her from disparaging a...
Prosecutor: ‘Satanist’ soldier sought government’s overthrow
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A prosecutor alleged in federal court Thursday that an Army infantry soldier charged with distributing information about building bombs is a Satanist who plotted to overthrow...
The Latest: Prosecutor: ‘Satanist’ soldier sought overthrow
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the criminal case involving an Army solider charged with distributing explosives information online (all times local):
Topeka man pleads not guilty in shooting of Washburn players
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a former Washburn University football player and the wounding of current New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine has pleaded not...
New commemorative plaque approved for Kansas Capitol
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state committee has agreed to replace a plaque commemorating the completion of the Kansas Capitol renovation that named only former Gov. Sam Brownback with a plaque bearing...
Kansas reports 2nd death from vaping-related lung disease
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting its second death from a vaping-related lung disease in less than two weeks.
Gov. Laura Kelly announced Monday that a man over 50 has died. The state...
Former Kansas House member to lead children’s advocacy group
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas House member will be taking over as president of a children's advocacy group later this fall.
Kansas Action for Children says former state Rep. John...
Kansas jobless rate in August was lowest in 20-plus years
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that unemployment in the state dropped to 3.2% in August and was at its lowest rate in more than 20 years.
Regents seek $95.3 million increase for higher education
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Board of Regents is requesting a $95.3 million increase in state tax funding for 32 universities and colleges in the system.
Kansas judge whose tweets sank higher court bid to step down
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge whose past political tweets sank his nomination for a higher court and prompted Republican legislators to call for a review of his conduct announced Friday that...
Standards changes mean more will qualify for Kansas colleges
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — More students will qualify for Kansas public universities under new admission standards approved by the state Board of Regents.
Kansas man shot with his own gun heads to prison
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 26-year-old Kansas man who was shot with his own gun was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison after admitting he was not legally allowed to have the weapon.
Barton County civil process server charged with rape
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A civilian employee for the Barton County Sheriff's office has been charged with rape.
Barton County Attorney Levi Morris says 64-year-old Jimmy Hapes, of Great Bend, was...
Woman arrested after 145 pounds of marijuana found in car
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Shawnee County authorities say officers arrested a 30-year-old woman after finding marijuana worth an estimated $500,000 in her car.